Lecithodendriidae Lühe, Luhe

Santos, Cláudia Portes & Gibson, David I., 2015, Checklist of the Helminth Parasites of South American Bats, Zootaxa 3937 (3), pp. 471-499: 479

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3937.3.3

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scientific name

Lecithodendriidae Lühe
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Family Lecithodendriidae Lühe  

The lecithodendriids are closely related to the phaneropsolids, from which they are often difficult to distinguish based on morphology.Together they form the major   group of bat parasites. The synonymies indicated are based on Lotz & Font (2008 a).

Bats become infected by ingesting insects harbouring the encysted metacercarial stage.

1. Pseudocirrus-sac surrounding seminal vesicle absent........................................... Castroia Travassos   Species: C. amplicava Travassos, 1928   ; C. silvai Travassos, 1928  

- Thin-walled pseudocirrus-sac surrounds seminal vesicle....................................................... 2

2. Genital atrium in forebody armed with spines................................................ Acanthatrium Faust   Species: A. fugleri Marshall & Miller, 1979  

- Genital atrium unarmed................................................................................. 3

3 Deep acetabulo-genital sac enclosing separate genital pores and ventral sucker.......................................................................................... Gymnoacetabulum Lunaschi & Drago (= Suttonia Lunaschi   ) Species: G. talaveraense ( Lunaschi, 2002)  

- Acetabulo-genital sac absent; genital pore usually but not always common......................................... 4

4. Pseudogonotyl (thick area of tegument surrounded by gland-cells) lateral to ventral sucker...... Ochoterenatrema Caballero   Species: O. caballeroi Freitas, 1957   3; O. diminutum ( Chandler, 1938)   ; O. fraternum Freitas & Ibañez, 1963   ; O. labda Caballero, 1943  

- Pseudogonotyl absent.................................................................................. 5

5. Caeca extend into posterior region of body...................................... Chiropterotrema Vélez & Thatcher Species: C. antioquiense Vélez & Thatcher, 1992   (a)

- Caeca end in forebody.................................................................................. 6

6. Testes lateral to ventral sucker; body lacks large ventral cleft..... Paralecithodendrium Odhner   (= Prosthodendrium Dollfus   ) Species: P. aranhai Lent, Freitas & Proença, 1945   ; P. brachycolon Freitas & Dobbin Jr., 1960   (b); P. buongerminni ( Lent, Freitas & Proença, 1946)   ; P. conturbatum (Freitas, 1960)   ; P. cordiforme (Braun, 1900)   ; P. megovarium ( Marshall & Miller, 1979)   ; Paralecithodendrium   sp.

- Testes in anterior region of body; body with large ventral cleft....................... Topsiturvitrema Vélez & Thatcher Species: T. verticalia Vélez & Thatcher, 1992